From the Series Country Explorers

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Pack your bags! We’re headed to Jamaica. On this whirlwind tour, you’ll learn all about the country’s landscape, culture, people, and more. We’ll explore Jamaica from its bustling cities to its sandy beaches and jutting mountains. We’ll also find out what kind of food people eat and learn about reggae music and dub poetry. A special section introduces Jamaica’s capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF038050, JNF025060
Dewey 972.92
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.375 x 8.125
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4303
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Michael Capek

Born in rural northern Kentucky, Michael Capek was rescued from youthful shyness and academic failure by communing with nature and reading. Writing gave him a voice and an identity in his teen years and offered a path out of self-doubt and despair. An encounter with author Jesse Stuart in his first year at Cumberland College (Williamsburg, Kentucky) confirmed what he had sensed for years—that his own destiny lay in teaching and writing. Michael married his high school sweetheart, Terri Richardson, in 1969, and they spent a combined 58 years teaching in Kentucky's public schools. Michael retired from the classroom in 1996 to write full time. Today, he roams the same valleys he explored as a child, still finding peace and inspiration in nature, reading, and writing. Sharing those things with children—particularly his grandchildren—continues to be one of his greatest joys.

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Country Explorers

Engaging photographs, colorful designs, and informative, accessible text are combined in this beginning geography series. World and country maps show the country’s location and geographical features. Extensive back matter includes a description and traceable image of the… View available downloads →